The Governor whose delegation constituted of the Executive Director Khartoum State Mr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Sherif, Director Roads and Bridges Authority Mr. Mukhtar Omar Sabir Mansour and Director Sewerage and Sanitation Authority Mr.Montasir Mamoun Mustafa Hassanein was also accompanied by the Ambassador of Uganda to the Republic of Sudan H. E Amb. Dr. Hajj Rashid Yahya Ssemuddu
Addressing the delegation, the Lord Mayor recaptulated the history of Kampala from when it became a Municipality in 1950 to date, citing the numerous plans and efforts being undertaken to develop the City in to a modern metropolis, adding that he is glad the relationship between the Republic of Uganda and the Sudan has significantly improved over the years, and this has presented an opportunity for the two Cities of Kampala and Khartoum to deepen areas of cooperation.
He said potential areas of cooperation and focus include infrastructure development, public transport, solid waste management and Trade.
The Governor agreed with the Lord Mayor and said that the State of Khartoum with a population of 16 Million people is grappling with challenges like Planning, Water supply and sanitation.
He extended an invitation to the Lord Mayor and KCCA for a reciprocal visit to Khartoum to enable the parties further explore potential areas of cooperation and agree to mechanism to cement the mutual relationship.
The delegation gifted the Lord Mayor a craft image of the Sudanese Pyramids built by the Ancient Kushite Kingdoms between 1500BCE to 300AD and in turn, the Lord Mayor presented the Governor with the craft image of an Impala from which the City of Kampala derived its name.
The Governor and the delegation were later invited to a sitting of the Authority Council as guests of the Lord Mayor.545